Carmen Italian Sweet Chili Peppers
SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 0-500 SHU
This Italian sweet pepper is a corno di toro type (bull’s horn), because of its shape. The flavor is sweet and fruity. They are best picked when they have turned a deep red, as shown in the above photo. These plants were developed to bear fruit during cooler conditions, so they are excellent for higher zones with shorter growing seasons. Tapered fruits typically average 6 inches long by 2 ½ inches wide, weigh about 5 ounces (142 gm), and ripen from green to deep red. Maturity is early on an upright, medium-size plant. They are suitable for outdoor or indoor growing.
Personally, I love these peppers for their size, flavor and the thickness of the chili pepper walls. They are ideal for roasting and the thickness makes them slightly meaty. They are also perfect for stuffing and will stand up to the grill and high temperatures.